Quercus robur

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Quercus robur extract or French oak wood extract as a natural supplement that may improve fatigue or endurance in some people.[1][2] Quercus robur extract is marketed under the brand name Robuvit®.[3]

ME/CFS[edit | edit source]

Small preliminary took place in 2014 and 2015, and showed improvement in chronic fatigue syndrome patients.[4][5]

Costs and availability[edit | edit source]

Quercus robur extract is available over the counter. It is also marketed under the brand name Robuvit.[4]

Notable studies[edit | edit source]

  • 2014, Improved management of primary chronic fatigue syndrome with the supplement French oak wood extract[4]
  • 2015, Robuvit® (Quercus robur extract) supplementation in subjects with chronic fatigue syndrome and increased oxidative stress. A pilot registry study[5]
  • 2018, Robuvit®: improvement of fatigue in medical convalescence[1]
  • 2019, Oxidative stress parameters after abdominal hysterectomy and their relationships with quality of recovery[3]

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References[edit | edit source]

  1. 1.01.1 Ippolito, Edmondo; Belcaro, Gianni; Luzzi, Roberta; Hosoi, Morio; Dugall, Mark; Rohdewald, Peter; Feragalli, Beatrice; Cotellese, Roberto; Peterzan, Paula (May 2018). "Robuvit®: improvement of fatigue in medical convalescence". The Journal of Sports Medicine and Physical Fitness. 58 (5): 678–683. doi:10.23736/S0022-4707.17.08158-0. ISSN 1827-1928. PMID 29719945. 
  2. Horvathova, Martina; Orszaghova, Zuzana; Laubertova, Lucia; Vavakova, Magdalena; Sabaka, Peter; Rohdewald, Peter; Durackova, Zdenka; Muchova, Jana (Aug 31, 2014). "Effect of the French Oak Wood Extract Robuvit on Markers of Oxidative Stress and Activity of Antioxidant Enzymes in Healthy Volunteers: A Pilot Study". Oxidative Medicine and Cellular Longevity. doi:10.1155/2014/639868. PMC 4165385Freely accessible. PMID 25254080. 
  3. 3.03.1 Jovanovic, Danijela; Milovanovic, Dragan R.; Jeremic, Nevena; Nikolic, Tamara; Stojic, Isidora; Jakovljevic, Vladimir; Vukovic, Natalija (Jun 1, 2019). "Oxidative Stress Parameters after Abdominal Hysterectomy and Their Relationships with Quality of Recovery" (PDF). Serbian Journal of Experimental and Clinical Research. 20 (2): 27–36. doi:10.1515/sjecr-2017-0046. ISSN 1820-8665. 
  4. 4.04.14.2 Belcaro, G.; Cornelli, U.; Luzzi, R.; Cesarone, M. R.; Dugall, M.; Feragalli, B.; Hu, S.; Pellegrini, L.; Ippolito, E. (Mar 2014). "Improved management of primary chronic fatigue syndrome with the supplement French oak wood extract (Robuvit®): a pilot, registry evaluation". Panminerva Medica. 56 (1): 63–72. ISSN 1827-1898. PMID 24231834. 
  5. 5.05.1 Belcaro, G.; Cornelli, U.; Luzzi, R.; Ledda, A.; Cacchio, M.; Saggino, A.; Cesarone, M. R.; Dugall, M.; Feragalli, B. (June 2015). "Robuvit® (Quercus robur extract) supplementation in subjects with chronic fatigue syndrome and increased oxidative stress. A pilot registry study". Journal of Neurosurgical Sciences. 59 (2): 105–117. ISSN 1827-1855. PMID 25394351. 

ME/CFS - An acronym that combines myalgic encephalomyelitis with chronic fatigue syndrome. Sometimes they are combined because people have trouble distinguishing one from the other. Sometimes they are combined because people see them as synonyms of each other.

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